The drinking of urine, also known as urophagia, has been around since ancient times when people did it for various health, healing, and cosmetic purposes. These days, it seems like only Bear Grylls from “Man vs. Wild” actually partakes in this bizarre ritual. While some sources claim that urine can be consumed for survival purposes in the absence of any other fluids, numerous credible sources (including the US Army Field Manual) advise against it.
An Ohio man named Josh read a book about glass-eating and decided to try it himself. In just four years, he has consumed more than 250 light bulbs and 100 wine and champagne glasses. He says he enjoys ingesting it because it gives him a “warm feeling,” but admits that he is more addicted to the attention he receives for eating glass than the act itself.
A woman featured on the TLC show “My Strange Addiction” confessed she eats half a roll of toilet paper a day. She said she enjoys the way it feels when it touches her tongue and even snacks on it at the movies instead of popcorn.
One 35-year-old woman found herself becoming unusually attracted to the scent of dryer sheets. She couldn’t resist the urge to bite into one of the sweet-smelling sheets and soon started to eat them on a regular basis. These days, she consumes as many as eight per day and claims to suffer from withdrawals if she doesn’t get her fix because eating them helps her relieve stress. However, the chemicals that give the sheets their fragrant scent are terrible for her health. On the bright side, her insides must smell fabulous.
A woman named Crystal has been eating glass cleaner up to 10 times a day for more than 30 years. The scent of the cleaner made her mouth water as a child, so she decided to taste it. She says the substance’s grainy texture is “satisfying.”